U.S. Visa Appointment: Everything You Need to Know

Whether or not you need a visa to enter the U.S. varies on the country of your nationality. If you belong to those countries who need a visa, you need the following information to secure a visa to enter U.S.

Schedule an Appointment

You need to schedule an appointment online for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you lodge your application. You can choose the time and date of your interview depending on the U.S. Embassy’s availability of slot that you can view through their appointment calendar.

Keep the following information ready:

  • DS-160 confirmation number
  • Application fee receipt number
  • Passport with validity date of more than 6 months
  • A working email address

After you successfully scheduled an appointment, a confirmation screen and confirmation email will indicate a date and time of your appointment. Print this and bring during the interview. Make sure you will show up and attend your interview schedule. Failure to do so will forfeit your visa fees. You cannot transfer your appointment schedule and visa fees to someone else.

Changing the Appointment Date/Time

One is allowed to cancel or reschedule a current appointment as long as it is not yet past the current date and time as originally scheduled. One caution though, there is no guarantee of the date and time that would work for you. Slots per day are limited. Unless someone cancels their appointment slot, there is no chance of getting a slot when the appointment slots are full.

Traveling by Family

If you will be traveling together as a family, you can pick a similar appointment date and time so you can attend the interview together, through creating a single profile.

If you need assistance on your U.S. visa application, please contact us.


Category: US Visa

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